Christmas Stresses & How To Cope

Christmas is almost here and with it comes particular stresses whether we want them or not. It is difficult to avoid and truth be known by the time Christmas Day arrives most of us force ourselves to dig deeper for that extra […]

No More Secrets For Heide

It was a cloudy morning when we parked our SUV at 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen in Victoria. Despite out-of-towners assumption about Melbourne’s weather, November was a pleasant, warm and breezy 31 degrees. I was thrilled when my cousins suggested we visit the […]

#SheReviews Robin Hood

The story is a new old This may be the seventh remake since 1922 but does it really matter when each one has a different twist to this legendary movie? Robin Hood movie makers are compelled to adjust to 21st century demands […]

Queen Bee Wannabees Sting Senior Women

By the time you reach your late fifties you believe you have a reasonable grasp on workplace challenges. Women in my era, Baby Boomers, have worked 40-50 years or more. Some full or part time, some raising children, others not. Our work […]

Are Manners Going Out The Window?

The topic was Modern Manners and I was listening to Loretta Ryan’s Sunday morning show on Brisbane’s 612ABC radio. It inspired me to write this column.   There appears to be a decline in basic social manners. It makes me wonder if […]

Celebrating Seniors Week

As a fully-fledged ‘senior citizen’ I have developed a respectful understanding of the importance of celebrating Seniors Week. Every year, each Australian state celebrates this large annual event for senior citizens at different times of the year. In Queensland our week has […]

Plastic Bags Bandwagon

I call it the plastic bag bandwagon. Everyone has jumped on it; some retail supermarkets are copping it more than others not to mention plastic packaging and every other daily plastic sale from retailers.  It is not that simple and sounds like […]

Meet The Women In Racing

Ready set go! The quiet atmosphere was electrifying. All you could hear was the low deep hum of thirty four Toyota  86 Race Series cars, lined up bumper to bumper like a long colourful decaled train. Exhaust fumes lingered in the air […]

The Loneliness Epidemic Can Be Cured

As we edge into the Australian winter months, it often means extended time spent indoors and for many, a feeling or sense of loneliness.  In 2001 Robert Putman published a best seller “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community” on […]

Is Passed a Term of the Past?

TV headlines flashed up on the screen “Dr David Goodall at the age of 104 has passed!” “Oh”, I thought to myself, “he has chosen to pass, pass what?”  Okay we all knew he was keen to die on his own terms. […]

How To Spot A Misogynist

Misogyny is stubborn Acclaimed Australian literary author, Tim Winton was recently interviewed on the ABC and expressed his concern on misogyny. He still hears things today, in particular from young boys, that three or even five generations ago would be saying. It shouldn’t […]

#SheReviews Tully

#SheSociety was invited to witness Charlize Theron’s strong portrayal of her character Marlo in a soon to be released movie called “Tully” written by Diablo Cody, directed by Jason Reitman.   It is realistic to the point that it could almost turn […]

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